Putnam v. Scherbring

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Putnam v. Scherbring

Case Number
Call Date
September 14, 2016
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-15-610, Mark A. Putnam (Appellant) v. Keri G. Sherbring, Dale J. Scherbring, and Janet Scherbring

Douglas County, District Judge Thomas J. Otepka

Attorney for Appellant: Herbert J. Friedman (Friedman Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.) and Paul Galter (Butler, Galter & O'Brien)

Attorney for Appellee: Mark C. Laughlin and Jacqueline M. DeLuca (Fraser Stryker P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action: Personal Injury/Negligence

Action Taken by Trial Court: Prior to trial, the district court granted the Scherbrings' motion in limine to exclude from evidence all but a small fraction of Putnam's medical bills (bills disclosed after the close of discovery), as well as testimony from one of Putnam's expert witnesses that the medical bills were reasonable and necessary. At trial, Putnam presented evidence of the nature and extent of his injuries and medical treatment but, due to the court's ruling on the motion in limine, presented no evidence of his medical bills. A jury returned a verdict in favor of the Scherbrings.

Assignment of Error on Appeal: Putnam assigns, restated, that the district court erred in (1) excluding Putnam's medical bills from evidence; (2) excluding Dr. Vinton's expert opinion that Putnam's medical bills were reasonable and necessary; (3) excluding another witnesses' testimony; and (4) denying Putnam's motion for a directed verdict.

Case Location
Panel Text
Inbody, Riedmann, and Bishop, Judges